Tracy Bone wins a Western Canadian Music Award

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Tracy Bone earned western Canada’s stamp of approval this weekend in Edmonton as she was awarded a Western Canadian Music Award for her debut disc entitled No Lies. The Arbor Records’ release has earned the country singer a Native American Music Award, Indian Summer Music Award, Canadian Aboriginal Music Award and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award to date.

The Western Canadian Music Awards included two award shows, a music conference and a music festival. The award shows were split into artistic and industry categories with the artistic trophies handed out at a gala event on October 19 at the Myer Horowitz Theatre on the University of Alberta campus and the industry awards at a brunch on October 18.

Bone won in the Outstanding Aboriginal Recording category while Manitobans brought home seven other awards from the Outstanding Pop Recording, Outstanding Independent Album, Songwriters of the Year, Outstanding Roots Recording (Duo/Group), Outstanding Christian Recording, Video of the Year, and Agency of the Year categories.

Bone had solid competition in the Aboriginal category as Ry Moran, Fara Palmer, McKinley Matters and Sandy Scofield were also in the running. The group, save Scofield, showcased in Edmonton during the WCMA Festival for local fans and conference delegates on October 18. Bone also performed for international delegates, nominees and industry professionals at the post-awards reception on October 19.

The WCMAs are set to return to Manitoba when they take over Brandon in 2009.

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